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4 morning >> welcome back. the time is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they
president obama called the test a highly provocative act that test to regional stability. he want swift action. >> i am ed payne reporting. >> we're also keeping an eye on gas prices as they continue to rise over the bay area and around the nation. >> the state average right now a sitting at $4.60 for regular gasgallon of gas. >> in the bay area san francisco is sitting at $4.30. >> oakland $3.96. in san jose $3.98. >> and the soutnew this morninge international olympic committee has voted to drop the wrestling from the 2020 olympic program. >> the decision comes after the board convened to review the 26 journalists exports and remove one from a program of the 2020 games. >> eliminating one sport will allow the committee to at a news or to the program later this year. >> will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news. 0ñ@Ñ >> welcome back the time is 40. >> and former member of the navy seals is breaking his silence about the raid that killed osama bin lot. >> there's more on the story. >> who shot osama bin lot? how did he die? we thought we knew from accounts of the raid. >> the
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight and as we report, the president will spend most of the time on the issue americans say is most important to them. >> president obama's state of the union speech focuses on jobs and the economy and will be different in tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech. how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to as
man dead and four others injured. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address lasttonight. >> it is confirmed no. 3 at set off a nuclear weapon, we will have details later on. >> we start off with some clouds out there and locally dense fog for the north bay valleys. sunny skies and cooler air along the coastline. full details of your extended forecast coming up and my next report. >> the good news about this commute is it is boring. we are not tracking any hot spots or major delays. your quick commute back from the bay bridge toll plaza is a 14 to 16 minutes drive time. traffic is getting heavier in the east bay, moderate to heavy conditions. still light for the south bay and highway 1 01 the peninsula and marin county is problem free. >> 7:01 a.m. and one man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting at 8:30 p.m. last night. >> investigators are looking to see of the victims were targeted. to the victims were found inside the rise. so far no one has been arrested in this case. police would give us an update later on this morning. >> we have another
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning president obama is traveling to a factory in ashville, north carolina to rally support for the economic proposals he unvailed in his state of the union address. coming up at 5:15 the one area where president obama says country needs invest immediately to put people back to work. >>> let's check in with sal. two very serious crashes. sal, where are they? >> first one is southbound 101 dave and pam. southbound 101 near caesar chavez. i want to put it on the maps for you. southbound 101 traffic is going to be busy as you leave san francisco. i have been looking at my san francisco camera it's so early we don't have a big backup on 101. it's one of the things if there is any good news at all coming from this it's not happening later in the commute. i want to move the maps over to 680. same thing there. an accident blocking three lanes but since it is early, we don't have have a big backup yet and they are working hard to clear this crash. southbound on 680. let's go to live pictures. bay bridge toll plaza is still light. westbound coming into the c
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
. >> president obama is considering weighing in on same-sex marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nut
coming up. >> it could be a huge move for a gay marriage in california. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all d
hadiya pendleton's funeral saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. on tuesday president barack obama will deliver the first state of the union address former obama campaign manager stephanie cutter said it will be the perfect chance to lay out his priorities and influence millions of television viewers. >> "they will be very familiar themes. the economy will be central to this speech and so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share. but other things that he does lay out. he'll lay out the looming deadline on this sequester, the tough choices that we have to make around it and the consequences if we let the sequester go into effect. and, you know, cuts to some pretty critical programs. so i think the state of the union is always an important moment in a presidency. this is another chance to make the case, not to the people sitting in the r
senator shelby gave his support. a vote is expected next week. 15 g.o.p. senators urged president obama yesterday to withdraw his nomination saying hagel lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today arriving in washington, dc, yesterday, and is the 5 the prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet today at a time of high tension stoked by a territorial dispute between japan and china. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations withed withed with, that remain key to policy in asia. >> not korea will allow phoners to visit to tweet, skype, and serve the internet on their cell phones or other mobile devices. the big decision follows last month's visit by google executive chairman. a mobile link provider will launch a network by march 1 available only to foreigners, not to those living in north korea. >> they are taking to the street to demand action on immigration reform. why these students say their families are suffering. >> an out of this world opportunity, y
million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last saturday as at the golden gale transit ferry left sausalito for san francisco. you can see the damage to the boat. two men are in the hospital with reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ms san francisco. no one on board the ferry was hurt. the five crew are on leave w
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
say any cuts would hurt our economy which is in a slow recovery. president barack obama is pointing the finger at republicans and as you can guess, republicans are blaming the democrats with what they are saying in their weekly address, when i see you next, i will have more, stay tuned. >>> they are waiting for a controversial push during a time out and the coach reportedly felt he was not giving his all on the court. he later rallied, they beat ucs78-68. >>> he is scheduled to appear in court later this week. anthony lamar jones is charged with the rape and kidnap and murder of a teenager. jones is due to appear in court thursday, prosecutors say if found guilty he would be eligible for the death penalty. >>> the police department are looking forehead light darfur red light operator being -- for red light operators and they are not expected to be coming home for the busy weekend. >>> some people are worried this could cause major annoyances and talking about cell phones in flight, some are concerned about health problems. >> we do have the day off today and let's take a look at wha
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
was hurt. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the white house says the six educators who lost their lives dedicated themselves to their students and their community. 20 children were also killed in that mass shooting on december 14th. a dozen other americans were will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 5:15 what that means for lee john panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. >>> time now 5:05. there is a new investigation at the california department of park and recreation maintained a hidden cash surplus for more than 20 years. that is longer than earlier reports. investigation by the california state auditor tracked the surplus that goes back to 1993. last july a $20 million hidden cash surplus at that agency was found. it came at the same time the department was moving to close down 70 state parks because of bu
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already took votes and blame democrats in the senate and president obama. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt- limit negotiations in 2011. >> reporter: meanwhile, democrats say republicans want too many spending cuts in their long-term budget plan. no matter who is to blame, the department of homeland security says they could be in trouble. we could see problems with border patrol and security for starters. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. california senator dianne feinstein trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list of guns that would be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns list is to make clear that this would not affect hunting and sporting weapons. her bill would ban 167 specific firearms designed for military and law enforcement use. it would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >>> a family in illinois is in shock. their teenagedder -- daughter was -- teenaged daughter was gunned down fo
for starting those wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24. california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. b
on the peninsula. >> president obama is pushing congress for the federal spending cuts the will take effect on friday. >> kron fours will tran is live at sfo to talk about what the concern would be. >> a concern would be by the way good morning. that they would force these workers as well as air traffic control to have furlough days because $85 billion will be off the table. >> many government programs are choosing air travel because of the summer season. that means there could be longer lines at the security checkpoint because there are fewer workers. air traffic control could be impacted the reason why fewer air-traffic controllers will be available that means planes cannot land and take off quickly. >> staggered, much longer time for flights. that means you could spend longer times at the gate. >> we got a chance to talk to travelers this morning. many, so far believe the frustration is a good idea. >> i think that they are drawing attention to the issues that people care about so they do not support the cuts. there are cuts that need to be made. they are making the wrong cuts are promot
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
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practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
related to attacks on three women at a store. >> new this morning, president obama will meet with senate democrats today to sell this strategy for tackling immigration, gun- control in a host of fiscal dilemmas. obama is hoping for a unified front among senate democrats. almost everything on his the to do list faces opposition from senate and house republicans. today's meeting will also bill obamas first chance to press centers directly on his proposal for a quick fix to a board a sweeping spending cuts that are set to take effect on march the first. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. a truck and gang goes off the side of a florida highway. we have new video from the early morning scene. >> a major earthquake rocks part of the solomon islands overnight. this set off a deadly to summit. mark is in the weather news room and he will have more details. >> here in the bay area we are watching the weather this morning. we will get a check of the weather in your neighborhood in just a bit. >> welcome back. new this morning. a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake sets off a in tsunami killing a
recovering. >>> time is 5:05. later today president obama will lead the farewell ceremonies for outgoing defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your op
. per hour. president obama declared a state of emergency in conn yesterday. the emergency declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. the naked governor as live to the travel ban on state roads as urged residents to stay off them if possible. snow plows were busy along the york islandnew york long isd expressway clearing the way for the morning's commute. under the express was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. under the cars as that on the expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. your governor andrew, said neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is applying utility workers and snow plows out new england belts back of the storm. >> people flying in and out of as of all will be glad to hear that things are getting back to normal after the massive snowstorm cause cancellations and delays. the storm had little impact on operations as a fall yesterday, only a couple of flights canceled because of the storm's impact. so far this morning and no delays at as a vote are being reported. >> aut
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
, we will tell you what happened. >>> president barack obama gets ready for his state of the union address. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, this tuesday morning february 12th, i am pam cook. steve is here, are you concerned about fog this morning? >> no, not that much, there is still more than yesterday, and we have a component which will wipe out the fog and we have upper 60s for many, and some 50s closer to the coast. here is sal. >>> coming to the willow pass grade you can see the traffic is busy and it is looking good as you drive down to the mcarthur maze, let's go to the desk. >>> police are searching for a suspect where one person was killed and four others were wounded. tara moriarty is joining us from vallejo and tara, the police are still out there? >> yes, this is the second homicide of the year and the second in just a week. you can see behind me we have the street blocked off and we have lit up the evidence markers and there are dozens of shell casings and they are spendin
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
president obama gives his fourth state of the union speech, and he lays out his plans for his second term in office. kpix reporter tells us he wants to increase the federal management to -- or the -- the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. that'll bring a lot more troops home from afghanistan and wants to put more limits on guns. >> there's a speaker. >> in his first state of the union address of his second term the president focussed on the middle klass and millions of americans still looking for work and challenged congress to cut out the partisanship and help them. >> the american people have worked too hard for too long rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another. >> the president emphasized his economic recovery program will not add toth deficit and he also outlined his plan to bring 34,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. >> and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the president introduced victims of gun violence who joined the first
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
at airports. the sequester is delayed the budget dispute between president obama and congressional republicans. >> these cuts tonight have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united states. but the president leads. the president should be calling us over somewhere. camp david, the white house, somewhere. and us sitting down and trying to avert these cuts. >> now without a compromise, major things like defense funding, unemployment benefits, and much more will also be cut. >>> a dispute among lawmakers over records of private gun sales is holding up a bipartisan compromise when it comes to expanding background checks. requiring background checks for all firearms is a key part of the president's plan to curb gun violence. the checks are currently only required for sales at federally licensed dealers but not at private sales. >>> a candle light vigil is being hold in pleasant hill to honor victims of the newtown school. the bell will toll 26 times to honor each of the victims killed when the gunman open
percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ashley he wants to make sure his administration doesn't interject too far into the case but the president did add that the couples should have the right to marry. we report that lawyers for the white house will show sympathy of gay rights but stop short of saying states can never ban gay marriage. >> day until massive federal budget cuts kick in across the board in washington, dc, and we learn how california will feel the impact if a deal is not reached. there would be an impact. >> there would, kristen. president obama is saying people will not feel the impact right away but we are talking $85 billion some of which is earmarked for california. the white house says 64,000 civilian defense workers could be furloughed and an economist in los angeles says 175,000 nondefense jobs could be at risk schools in california could lose billions in
are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed i
to go on a cruise a lot of people are not cruising again. still to come on kron 4 news obama talks gun-control. and we are going to look outside at the bridge president obama has called for restoring a ban on military style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. more than 22-hundred specific firearms would be exempt from this ban. senator dianne feinstein has also introduced a bill that would ban 157 specific firearms designed for the military and law enforcement. those made for >> here's video of the president friday in his hometown of chicago. in a speech at a local high school. he talked about the teenager who was shot and killed in a chicago park last month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier friday, the president honored 18 americans with the citizens med
the next election in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it can also toward the clubhous
: president obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals
is not affiliated with any political party. in the past, he has attend add dinner with president barack obama. facebook also host add town hall for the president during his first term in office. zuckerberg met christie in 2010 when he donated $100 million to newark public schools so, yes, continuing to arrive here. we believe we may have spotted condoleezza rice. there is a valet service out hear taking care of their cars and, again, we expect 100 guests to arrive here for this fund-raising eat mark zuckerberg's. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> from one governor to another, was his recruiting trip a success? rick perry is heading back home tonight after meeting with california companies in an effort to lure them to the lone star state. the republican says he met with many entrepreneurs and business leaders during this recruiting trip. it included a reception for more than 200 california companies who expressed interest in moving. 20 businesses attended. pe perry calls the call friendly competition. >>> a different kind of early voting proposing legislation would allow california teens t
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today at the white house president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown shooting. the six educators dedicated their lives to the students in the community. 20 children were killed in that mass shooting. dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successfully blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 6:15 what that means for current defense secretary leon panetta. >>> expect to see more bikes on bart next month. bart may permanently expand access for cyclists. it will test allowing bikes during all phases of the day. starting march 1st cyclists you can bring your bikes on trains any time. as long as they are not in the first three cars of the train. most say they like being able to bring their bikes on board during commute hours. that was during a test last august. >>> 6:08 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. any problems? >> pam you were hesitant there. >> i was. i
, saying blocking a raise proposed by president obama will save $11 billion and well compensated federal employees can afford it. but democrats and even a few republicans say federal workers are be singled out for punishment by anti-government lawmakers. >> what is next for the carnival cruise line passengers and the cruise liner trying to clean up a major p.r. mess? and a major warning for anyone who bought jewelry at costco. >> good morning, carnival may have to come up with more than refunds, discounts and $500 for passenger to make up for thousands of passengers stuck at sea for days in the gulf of mexico. crisis management consultant says carnival needs to come up with use visible sign they are making improvements or it will have a long term image problem. the operator of website says fires on ships happen up to four time as year and investigators to look to see if there is a pattern. >> if you bought what you thought was a diamond ring at costco it could be a counterfeit rings have nothing to do with tiffany. >> staples will sell apple products after holding a meeting to announce t
to go pack to work, the new job that is coming with plenty of pay. a briefing from president obama is expected today plus your chance to hear him talk about issues important to the bay area . >> the first lady reveals what she is doing to deal with a life >> good tuesday morning, 5:52. we are on the storm watch. a look at at&t park you can see the sprinkles have begun with light puddling. mike will tell us when the heavy rain will move in the bay area. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts taking in effect in 10 days. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5
lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear and dry. days of g to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >> we are back at 6:10 on this thursday, with a beautiful picture from our roof cameras you can see a few clouds but it is a dry start. the clouds and the winds are a reason why we are warmer this morning but we will top out pretty much the same as yesterday upper 50's to low 60's and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast where it will be breezy and some of the breezes will filter
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